The puck barely touched the ice for the first time on Saturday night at the Times Union Center when Nicolas Blanchard (Albany River Rats) and Tanner Glass (Rochester Americans) dropped their gloves to fight as the game got underway. YouTube did not seem to pick up on the higher quality of the video, apologies that it did not upload as intended. A decent fight that lasted almost a minute.
The Amerks were shutout 3-0 by the River Rats to lose their third straight in three nights prior to heading into the All-Star break.
Check out our game night entry and our post game write up about the loss. The fight at the start of the game seemd to have little effect on the actual game, but did provide some early entertainment for those in the seats.